For those still dealing with this issue of DISM not working, there is a thorough discussion of this on page 30 of this thread, and why many have had trouble, but it may be that from this point the easier thing will be to use the downloaded newer version (1607) and do a Repair Install from that, following Tomcat's instructions in #325.
I came across this thread looking for something else, but thought I would add one thing in case it helps anyone with DISM. You can use DISM to Export the Install.wim from within an ESD file into a compression format that works with DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source: To do this, if you have an ESD file leftover from a Windows 10 upgrade, use this command:
The ESD file often found in a hidden folder at C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Install.esd after upgrading to the Anniversary Update actually contains 4 Editions of Windows 10: Pro, Home, Home Single Language and Education. The "/SourceIndex:4" in the DISM command I quoted extracts only the Windows 10 Pro Edition.Code:DISM /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:Install.esd /SourceIndex:4 /DestinationImageFile:Install.wim /Compress:max
You can check what is in an ESD file or WIM file with this DISM command (so that you know which Index you want to use for the Install.wim):
Install.esd found on the ISO for the Anniversary Update generated by the Media Creation Tool has these same 4 Editions in it, but the Index numbers are different. You can still use the DISM /Export-Image command with /Compress:max to covert the Index for the Edition that you want to repair to a compression format that DISM can work with.Code:DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:Install.esd
So if you have install media for Windows 10 version 1511 or whatever Windows version you have, you should be able to Export the install.wim or install.esd from that media to an Install.wim file that DISM ... /RestoreHealth can work with. "/Compress:max" is the right compression level for repairing the Windows Component Store with DISM.Code:DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:G:\sources\Install.esd Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 10.0.14393.0 Details for image : G:\sources\Install.esd Index : 1 Name : Windows 10 Pro Description : Windows 10 Pro Size : 14,747,431,455 bytes Index : 2 Name : Windows 10 Home Description : Windows 10 Home Size : 14,586,404,734 bytes Index : 3 Name : Windows 10 Home Single Language Description : Windows 10 Home Single Language Size : 14,613,514,813 bytes Index : 4 Name : Windows 10 Education Description : Windows 10 Education Size : 13,962,206,875 bytes
Last edited by DonCuthbert; 08 Oct 2016 at 22:27.
Voila ! Or words to that effect.
Scroll down the M$ page - find the data regarding cum' updates for each Win 10 release ?
I read somewhere that the M$ media downloader retrieves the latest, correct version IF one has provided the correct info.
I have been using the DISM stuff from this forum with no problem, I keep an eye on the mounted disk letter, E etc which is being assigned by Windows, sometimes when changing disks the letters are not the same for the mounted iso (E normally) - Of course it is also easy to mount more than one different ISO files - Or forget to 'eject' following use, none of that stuff will help !
So I had a windows 10 crash and after reboot its stuck in the flashing screen before logon screen..did a few dozen repair attempts and nothing..So followed this thread and did everything suggested but realised that the ISO/Media Creation Tool versions of the WIM/ESD files are too new. I have build 10586 but the wim/esd info is Version : 10.0.14393 so I am stuck in safe mode unable to repair and obviously can't update in safe mode. I know there is reset option but I have too much stuff to reset it all..so wondering if anyone could help, or have 10586 version of the wim/esd?
Update: managed to get hold of an iso 10586 build but still getting not found, only difference between my windows and the ISO is the language there is 3 rather then the standard english US..is that still problemtic?
Index : 1
Name : Windows 10 Pro x64
Description : Windows 10 Pro
Size : 20,628,364,685 bytes
WIM Bootable : No
Architecture : x64
Hal : <undefined>
Version : 10.0.10586
ServicePack Build : 0
ServicePack Level : 0
Edition : Professional
Installation : Client
ProductType : WinNT
ProductSuite : Terminal Server
System Root : WINDOWS
Directories : 29162
Files : 156748
Created : 30/10/2015 - 7:27:01 PM
Modified : 21/10/2016 - 10:58:22 AM
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Last edited by bishaway; 20 Oct 2016 at 21:39.
I am still learning about differences between Win 10 and 7, so I'm not sure about this--but would it help to use Safe Mode with Networking, and can you get there? Second, yes, I think not having the same language is definitely a problem using DISM with a different language version as the source.
Third, and most important, I think this thread is no longer watched much. The latest Win 10 Builds have resolved the main problem that people were having when this topic was "hot", so there is no longer much attention to the issues raised in this thread. So your best bet if you are still trying to resolve this would be to start a new thread, I think. Maybe you've already done that.